|Project by MarkTheFiddler||posted 03-17-2013 12:40 AM||1098 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Forgive me for posting the “other” Display shelf a day after the first. Honestly – I needed a celebration when I finished the first. Today – I want to jump for joy but I’m too tired. My wife is tolerating me on the PC because she says I stink to high heaven. Sniff I don’t know what she’s talking about. She says “Type your post then take a shower!”
This completes a project that I started at the beginning of the year.
It is constructed from jatoba flooring and ash plywood. Finish is warm cherry. Poly was added in 4 coats sanded to 600 grit. I don’t think the final sanding and poly coat did much of anything. I’ll stick with just 3 in the future.
Each self has over 200 individually cut sanded, stained and glued pieces of wood.
The rosettes for each shelf consist of 64 individual triangles. Since is was flooring – I have an equal number of offcuts.
There are only 6 screws in each shelf. Other than that – All glue.
The shelves are as high as a doorway.
The style of the beading and rosettes match what I created for all the trim in the house.
They are 4 inches shorter than the wall they occupy because the fireplace will get a face lift eventually.
There is a 20 inch shelf at the bottom for small urns and such. From there, 12 in 13.25, 7, 7, 12 inch shelves. The 13.25 high shelf provides clearance to some of the items my wife wants to display.
I can barely carry it myself. Figuring bulk and weight – the big one weighs about 120 pounds.
I didn’t make the same mistakes twice. The other Sentinel has quite a few goofs. This only has 1 or 2. I’m never going to point them out because – The shelves look great from Gary’s house. (maybe he’ll explain ;) ).
Thanks for the support and advice LumberJocks. Len – The Pin nailer really saved me another month of work. Thank you sir!. Lumberjocks – Since I had to replace quite a few tools. I bought the best contractor TS I could afford. – Bosch. I bought a Porter Cable Belt sander per recommendation. I bought a Porter Cable Pin Nailer per recommendation. I bought a sweet Freud Router Bit per recommendation.
I also broke 4 HF clamps on this project when I started with only 2. Yes I have been taking them back and back and back. I almost feel vindictive about it and it’s becoming entertaining. This is per recommendation.
I’ve got a bathroom to remodel next but I have some wooden lamps and a marquetry project in the works. There’s wood in my future.
-- Thanks for all the lessons!